ABARENBO SHOGUN - NINJA SPECIAL EDITION
1980 + 1992 – Color - 2 x 45 min. – REMASTERED ACEDEMY STANDARD (4:3)
Starring: MATSUDAIRA Ken
KITAJIMA Saburo, SATO Makoto
YOKOUCHI Tadashi, NISHIDA Ken
Directed by: ARAI Taishi + MATSUO Masatake
COURTESY OF ICHIBAN
Abarenbo Shogun I
Episode #128: "Ninja’s Tragic Love" (1980)
An Iga ninja tries to kill Shogun Yoshimune. Worse, he’s a childhood friend of Yoshimune’s trusted Onibawan (secret agent), ninja-trained Otsuki Hanzo. Was Lord Owari ruthless enough to order this murder? A squad of Iga ninja swear to finish the job by turning Edo town into a boiling hell.
If Hanzo finds them, can he destroy the man who raised him? Yoshimune and Hanzo will answer steel with steel.
Abarenbo Shogun IV
Episode #54: "Ninja Assassins in Edo" (1992)
Ninja assassins strike, terrorizing the three branches of the shogun-related families. Rumors spread like wildfire, fingers pointing in blunt accusation at Shogun Yoshimune, the target of a plot to turn friends into enemies and overthrow his government. Where will Yoshimune turn, how much innocent blood will spill before he can uncover the true villains. Yoshimune’s wits and his sword will face the ultimate test.